A Stevie Production
You are a single father (your wife died some years ago) and have one son, Randolph, age 8:
Your income is moderate, and you live in Toronto, where the cost of housing is very high; consequently, you have a small apartment in a very large high - rise complex - the building is thirty - three stories tall...
There is a laundry room on every third floor - and lately the tenants at the one closest to you have been complaining of an unpleasant smell in the appliances...
One afternoon the building superintendent calls you into his office... when you arrive he shows you a film taken by the security cameras in the laundry room (a picture from the tape is appended for your edification).
There is a clear shot of his face as the boy enters the room leaving no doubt whatever that it is your son Randy.
The superintendent dings you $250 for cleaning and servicing the dryers... then inquires exactly what you are going to do to prevent a recurrence of the problem... this behaviour is certainly enough to get you evicted if it continues, of course.
When you confront Randy, he tells you that that he is not the only boy using the laundry room in this manner - and that he just couldn't hold it any longer.
What shall you do?
(Spanking an eight year old is legal in Canada as long as no implements are involved)